Standard

Official standard of the FCI dating from 08-09-1988 *

General appearance:

Well proportioned, smooth outline showing quality, gracefulness and perfect balance, combined with sufficient substance to give impression of endurance. Any tendency to coarseness or weediness undesirable.

Characteristics:

Tenacious, hardworking sheepdog, of great tractability.

Temperament:

Keen, alert, responsive and intelligent. Neither nervous nor aggressive.

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Head and Skull: Ears: Eyes: Nose: Mouth: Coat Forequarters Hindquarters Feet Body Tail Neck

Gait / Movement:

Free, smooth and tireless, with minimum lift of feet, conveying impression of ability to move with great stealth and speed.

Size:

Ideal hight: dogs 53 cm (21 inches), bitches slightly less.

Colour:

variety of colours permitted, but white should never predominate.

Faults:

Any departure from foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.

Note:

Male animals should have two apperently normal testicles fully descendend into the scrotum.

* Approved by the general assembly on the 23rd en 24th of June 1987 in Jerusalem.